Paul Page, the city’s director of general services, will be placed on unpaid suspension beginning Monday after the city found he violated its sexual harassment policy, officials said today.
Richard Beeland, spokesman for Mayor Ron Littlefield, said today in a statement that an independent investigation substantiated three of 13 sexual harassment allegations made against Mr. Page.
Mr. Page has been placed on a corrective action plan requiring attendance in a sensitivity and harassment prevention program, according to authorities. He also will be required to work with personnel administrator Donna Kelley on policies and procedures for employment and promotion.
Mr. Page will not be allowed back to work until he completes these programs, Mr. Beeland said.
He also said Mr. Page has been warned that any recurrence of the behavior or retaliation against any persons involved in the complaint will result in immediate termination.
The woman who filed the complaint also will be required to participate in the city’s harassment prevention program, city officials said.
For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Cliff has worked for the Times Free Press for five years and covers Chattanooga city government. He previously covered Rhea County, as well as transportation and growth and development in Southeast Tennessee. A native of Maryville, Tenn., Cliff graduated in 2003 from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis on journalism. Before coming to Chattanooga, he was a crime reporter with Hernando Today, a supplement of The Tampa (Fla.) ...